Zoning Board of Adjustment

Last updated on January 27, 2023

Office hours:

Mon - Tues - Thurs - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm   /  Wed. & Friday - Office Closed

*PB Secretary lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Board Secretary - Grace Kalish
Phone: (201) 666-1463 - Room 214 - 2nd Fl
*Public Notice Deadlines

Zoning Officer - Joe Setticase  Located in the building dept.
Hours: M - F:  8:30am - 4:30pm • Phone: (201) 666-3312  / email
  Tree Removal Permit Application (allow 7-10 business days for approval)
Code Official - Dino DeVirgilio 
Phone:  (201) 664-4404 Option 8 / email
♦  Master Plan      /     ♦  Zoning Map
Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Municipal Courtroom, located at 350 Hudson Ave. and begin at 7:30 PM unless noted due to a vacation/holiday*. No new applications will be heard after 10:00 p.m..  Open session will be cut off at 11:00 p.m., unless the Board opts to waive that requirement, at the Board’s discretion. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, all meetings will take place in a hybrid format until further notice.

*Zoning Board meetings are held in a HYBRID format, whereas residents can be present at the courthouse in person to attend / speak or may attend / speak remotely via video conference using the ZOOM meeting platform.  Meeting access is posted on the meeting AGENDA, below, and on the application page.  MEETING ACCESS - CLICK HERE

(Click on each application's name to view files associated with the application as well as hybrid meeting access info)

2023 Zoning Board of Adjustment 
Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
01/23/2023*-RO Agenda Minutes
01/24/2023 Agenda Minutes
02/28/2023 Agenda Minutes
03/21/2023 Agenda Minutes
04/18/2023 Agenda Minutes
05/16/2023 Agenda Minutes
06/20/2023 Agenda Minutes
07/18/2023 Agenda Minutes
08/15/2023 Agenda Minutes
09/19/2023 Agenda Minutes
10/17/2023 Agenda Minutes
11/21/2023 Agenda Minutes
12/19/2023 Agenda Minutes
*Denotes Special Meeting
2023 Adopted Zoning Board  Resolutions :  
Resolution Description Adopted

2022 Zoning Board of Adjustment 
Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
01/11/2022*-RO Agenda Minutes
01/18/2022 Agenda Minutes
02/15/2022 Agenda Minutes
03/15/2022 Agenda Minutes
04/19/2022 Canceled       -
05/17/2022 Agenda Minutes
06/21/2022 Agenda Minutes
07/19/2022 Agenda Minutes
08/16/2022 Agenda Minutes
09/20/2022 Agenda Minutes
10/18/2022 Agenda Minutes
11/15/2022 Agenda Minutes
12/20/2022 Agenda Minutes
*Denotes Special Meeting

Zoning Laws
Zoning approval is the first step required for certain types of construction.  It is required for permits for, but not limited to, new construction,additions, add-a-levels, decks, patios, sheds (new or replacement), fences (new or replacements), pools (in ground or above ground), and whirlpools, spas, hot tubs.

In order to obtain zoning approval, you must submit a Zoning Application available here on our Forms page, listed under the building dept. The form must be completed, include a copy of your survey/plot plan with the proposed construction drawn and highlighted on the survey.  An application fee of $50.00 is also due at this time.  Be sure the survey is up to date including any additions/deletions made since the date of the survey.  Make sure YOUR name and address appears clearly on the survey.  You will be notified by mail of your approval or denial.  

A soil movement permit is required to be filed whenever any soil is being moved onto, off of, or within a property.  For example, during the construction of a basement, crawl space, in-ground pool, retaining wall, landscaping, etc.  This permit may be obtained from our Forms page as well.  Payment of this permit is a prior approval to the issuance of a building permit.

Engineering approval is required for certain types of construction, i.e. new house, retaining wall, etc.  A $1,000.00 escrow must be posted with the Zoning Office along with architectural or engineering plans/drawings for the work being performed.

If zoning or engineering approval is not required, or has been obtained for those permits requiring approval, you can apply for your building permit.  The application for your building permit must include:
a.       Application folder – completed and signed inside and out.
b.       Subcode Technical Sections (all that apply):

1.     Building – include costs, broken down between addition and    alteration if applicable all calculations requested – square footage, cubic volume, etc.

2.       Electric – (sealed, unless work is being performed by homeowner)
3.       Plumbing – (sealed, unless work is being performed by homeowner)
4.       Fire – required for smoke detectors, boilers, furnaces, water heaters, etc.

All technical sections must be completed in full, incl. cost, and signed.
c.        3 sets of drawings/plans must accompany the application for review.  If drawn by a NJ licensed architect, 2 of the 3 sets must be sealed.  If drawn by the homeowner, drawings must be so signed. Plans can NOT be drawn by the contractor, per NJ State Law!
2022 Zoning Board of Adjustment Members  
    Term Expiration
Member Anthony Capasso 12/31/2024
Member Les Hanna 12/31/2025
Member Michael DeSena 12/31/2026
Member Jeff Roberto 12/31/2025
Member John Callandrillo 12/31/2023
Member Sean Mahoney 12/31/2023
Member Michael LaGratta 12/31/2024
Alternate 1 Stephen Tekirian 12/31/2023
Alternate 2 Michael Fusco 12/31/2024
Board Engineer Paul Azzolina  
Board Attorney Gary Giannantonio Esq.  
Board Secretary Grace Kalish  

2021 Adopted Zoning Board  Resolutions :  
Resolution Description Adopted
21-01 Board Secretary  
21-02 Board Attorney 01/18/21
21-03 Planning Consultant 01/18/21
21-04 Board Engineer 01/18/21
21-05 Designate 2021 ZB Meetings 01/18/21
21-06 Golden Orchards 03/23/21
21-07 Mone 05/18/21
21-08 Salcedo-Dayson 06/15/21
21-09 Monteleone 08/17/21
21-10 Ghisalberti 10/19/21
21-11 Sforza 10/19/21